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First ice, then art: Sculptors chisel creatively for WWWC competition

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They were supposed to carve sculptures, but along two blocks on Riverton's Main Street on Saturday, a few chisels, chainsaws and files turned blocks of ice ... [more]

Today

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's page one story "Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'" the legislator representing Shoshoni should have been identified as ... [more]

Digest

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Abortion bill fails in committee
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming State Senate committee has shot down a bill that would have required doctors performing ... [more]

Wyoming Senate kills Medicaid expansion

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has killed a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's Medicaid program.
The Senate voted 22-8 against ... [more]

Obama nominates state attorney general for spot on federal appeals court

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- President Barack Obama has nominated Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Phillips has ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Young scientists impress judges during regional fair

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of students from Fremont County joined their peers from around the region Monday at the West Central Regional Science Fair at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Man fired at car Thursday; search is on

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man suspected in a reported weapon offense Thursday evening near Lander remained at large Friday, but authorities said the suspect is not a danger to the ... [more]

Court tosses out term limits in state

Feb 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has sided with Secretary of State Max Maxfield in ruling that term limits for him and most other statewide elected ... [more]

Barnes gets 300-day sentence for death of Crowheart girl

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The man convicted of three misdemeanor charges in the 2011 death of a Wind River Elementary School student will serve roughly 10 months at the Fremont County ... [more]

New office for superintendent

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Enforcement of Senate File 104 began this week when State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill was ordered to vacate her office at the Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FOX

Verneda Fox, 83, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers consider court gun ban
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving to ban people from bringing guns and other deadly weapons into ... [more]

Bill would punish animal rights activist for taping

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly record video of animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. ... [more]

House of Representatives defeats domestic partnership bill

Jan 31, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage ... [more]

Hill says she'll run for governor in '14

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Two days after being stripped of most of her powers of office by the Wyoming Legislature, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced ... [more]

Farm/Ranch days group hears garden ideas

Jan 31, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Day two of the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days consisted of another set of short classes where organization representatives provided valuable ideas and ... [more]

Mushers praise Lander leg of Stage Stop race

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The extreme conditions of his home course worked to local musher Jerry Bath's advantage Wednesday. His performance in the Lander leg of the International ... [more]

Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'

Jan 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators have opposing views on a bill that was signed into law this week modifying the role of Wyoming's elected superintendent of public ... [more]

Today

Jan 30, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
In Sunday's Ranger, the page C-3 story "Wranglers beat depleted Wind River boys 61-53" should have said Shoshoni's win snapped a nine-year ... [more]

Digest

Jan 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bodies of avalanche victims found
MOOSE -- Authorities have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who died in avalanches in western ... [more]

Bill to block federal gun laws in state clears its committee

Jan 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that Wyoming lawmakers say could block possible federal restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines cleared its first state ... [more]

Mead signs superintendent bill; Hill files court action

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Gov. Matt Mead signed into law the most drastic changes to the duties and powers of a statewide elected official in decades, and Superintendent Cindy Hill ... [more]

Hit-and-run suspect waives preliminary hearing

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Michelle Littleshield, 35, of St. Stephen's, died at about 2 a.m. Dec. 3 of blunt force trauma from the crash.

Court documents show Alma Mosho, 33, ... [more]

RHS expanding class offerings for 2013-14

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will have six new courses to choose from when developing their schedules for next year.
The Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Ranchers get drought tips at Farm and Ranch Days

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 29th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days event was under way Wednesday in Riverton, where representatives and organizations from the industry ... [more]

Deputy says he'll vie to replace Varn as county attorney

Jan 30, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shortly after Fremont County attorney Brian Varn submitted his letter of resignation to commissioners Tuesday, deputy county attorney Pat LeBrun announced he ... [more]

Glaucoma a leading cause of blindness; condition often goes undetected

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The connection between glaucoma and diabetes is closer than most think. Commonly found in those with diabetes, glaucoma is a group of diseases that can affect ... [more]

Digest

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in avalanches
BONDURANT -- Two backcountry skiers were killed in separate avalanches in western Wyoming on Sunday, the first two people to ... [more]

Domestic partnerships bill clears committee

Jan 29, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of conventional marriage ... [more]